- Primary Resources: Second Inaugural Address 1937
- Primary Resources: Address on Agricultural Adjustment Act, 1935
- Primary Resources: An Emergency is On!
- Primary Resources: Letter from Hugh. R Wilson to FDR
- Primary Resources: New Deal a Square Deal for the Negro?
- Bonus Video: Reshaping the Supreme Court
The policies and persona of Franklin Roosevelt set the cast of the "modern" presidency. He was unquestionably the most vital figure in the nation, and perhaps the world, during his 13 years in the White House. Engendering both admiration and scorn, FDR exerted unflinching leadership during the most tumultuous period in the nation's history since the Civil War.
My American Experience
Who is your favorite 20th-century American president? Was it FDR? Reagan? Clinton? Or one of the other 14 men who helped usher the United Sates through the 1900s? Who do you think was the most influential?